Fundraisers Involving Food
In order to comply with health department regulations and ensure food safety, The HSC Safety Office has developed two application forms that must be submitted in order to ensure organizations have complied with all Monongalia Health Department requirements prior to having a fundraiser involving the sale of food. This will assist in protecting student organizations from liability and ensure food safety.
- HSC Bake Sale Application
- HSC Exemption for Temporary Food Service Application (must have a 501(C)3 non-profit status)
- Health Department Bake Sale Application
- Health Department Non-profit Exemption Application (must have a 501(C)3 non-profit status)
- Health Department Temporary Food Establishment Application
Bake Sale Items (Bake Sale Applications Required): Non-potentially hazardous food includes fruit pies, dry goods and cereals, unconstituted dehydrated foods and baked goods. Other examples are cookies, breads, cakes, potato chips, popcorn, cotton candy, and candy bars.
Potentially Hazardous Food (Temporary Food Service Applications Required): is any food that requires temperature control because it is in a form capable of supporting the rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms, such as eggs, meat, poultry, fish, and dairy foods. Examples are hamburgers, tacos, hot dogs, chili, and cream pies. Raw seed sprouts, cooked rice, potatoes, and beans are also considered to be potentially hazardous because they will support rapid bacterial growth.
Requirements that must be met can be found here: http://ehs.wvu.edu/r/download/202198
NOTE: If there are multiple fundraisers being held in one year or a semester, organizations can submit the HSC Bake Sale Application and Health Department Application at one time with all the dates on the applications.
NOTE: The food handlers training is required when selling potentially hazardous food, but recommended for bake sales. The health department encourages those running the bake sale to have food safety training. It is not required that everyone preparing or wrapping the food have the training. There is online and classroom food safety training offered by the health department and dates and information can be found here: http://www.monchd.org/food-safety-training--information.html
No fundraisers involving food will be allowed on the HSC campus without the appropriate application being submitted to the HSC Safety Office and compliance with all Mon County Health Department requirements met. Organizations should submit permit applications to the health department 3-4 weeks prior to their event and submit the above application to HSC Safety at least two weeks in advance. For additional information, go to: http://www.monchd.org/food-safety-training--information.html
After reviewing the information, additional questions can be address to the HSC Safety Office at 304-293-0952 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the fundraiser is safe for customers and compliant with the health department regulations.